use your fucking platform
A house hold of Khawaja Sira (transgender Pakistanis) in Lahore, Pakistan
Khawaja Sira in Pakistan live according to a well defined code. They often live in groups with every house having one leader (Guru). Each Guru acts as a political figure with responsibilities such as electing the next Guru, money management, assigning jobs, and establishing dominion with other Gurus. If a Khwaja Sira ever disobeys her Guru, as punishment her hair is cut off. If the crime is severe, she is banished from her house and no other household of Khawaja Sira is allowed to accept her.
On June 3rd, 2014, the Serrano family was having difficulty with a young female family member who suffers from a mental illness and depression. Yanira Serrano-Garcia, 18, had apparently gone off of her medication and became agitated and hard to control.
“[Yanira] wanted to be normal. She wanted to stop taking her medication, and I get it. Sometimes when my feet hurt I just want to be normal. I don’t want to take pills. I get her…all we want is justice,” said a friend of Yanira’s during a community march.
“Sadly, they mistook her for something she didn’t do, and a cop decided to get his gun out when he could have gotten out his taser, his pepper spray,” she said.
“She has special needs and we just want answers,” said Yanira’s brother, Tiny Serrano. “Who are we supposed to call now when we need help when who is supposed to help us is killing our kids?”
I feel like I reblog this kind of stuff every single day… Same story, different names. And police always use the same fucking excuses because they’re trained in how to loophole the law.
girl with butter knife in public vs. trained police officer
i am ENRAGED holy SHIT
foods that will poison cats:
- dairy products (adults turn lactose intolerant)
- fat trimmings, raw meat, eggs, fish
- grapes and raisins
- onions and garlic
- tuna (when not made for cats)
- xylitol (artificial sweetener)
if you have a cat please reblog this
Even if you don’t have a cat please reblog this for all your followers who may have their own precious little baby.
¡IMPRESIONANTE! Afiche de los juegos olímpicos de 1968